Welcome back to the blog! Given that our blog day coincides with Bell Canada’s national Let’s Talk day, this is a great opportunity to shed a light on the importance of mental health. While we do not need a major telecommunications provider to tell us that mental health is a significant aspect of our well-being and that we should be kind to ourselves and others, the extensive coverage this campaign receives will hopefully normalize bringing up mental health concerns. With all
Hello! Happy New Year! Welcome back to the blog! You made it to a new decade, congratulations! The holiday season is usually marked by family gatherings, which come with their own set of challenges depending on varying factors. While some families spend an overall neutral and pleasant time, the majority of family gatherings feature at least one negative experience. Some families experience the holidays while grieving the loss of a loved one, others may have had to re-live tra
Last week we discussed one of the most common instances of situational anxiety: Performance anxiety. While this might continue to be relevant to some due to the standard North American academic exam season, this week we will shift focus to the season of giving. In this multi-part series, we will begin to unpack the idea of when does giving become too much. This week, we will briefly explore the notion personal capacity in terms of mental and emotional wellness. A brief self-c
You’ve woken up late to a test you are not prepared for. There is a crushing sense of impending doom, yet you decide to head to school to take the test. You rush out the door, get to school, look at your test, and see that it is in hieroglyphics. Panic sets in- you don’t know how to decode hieroglyphics…then you realize, this was all a dream. A lot of us have had a variation of this dream (read: nightmare) at least once in our lives. What you have experienced is a form of per
I often get asked “what is therapy anyway?” when I mention that I am a psychotherapist. There are many preconceived notions ranging from “do you just prescribe a bunch of pills?” to “so people come to your office, lay down on a chaise longue, and you analyze their dreams?”- or my personal favourite “can you read my mind?!?!?”. The answer is to all of the above is a resounding no (although I wish the latter option was feasible). While the concept of dream analysis has existed
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